Goodbye Bafana

Goodbye Bafana

Belgien / Frankreich / Deutschland / Italien / Großbritannien / Südafrika 2006/2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

South Africa 1968. Twenty-five million blacks are ruled by a minority of four million whites under the brutal Apartheid regime of the Nationalist Party Government. Blacks have no vote, no land rights, no rights to freedom of movement, to equitable commerce, to housing, or to education. The whites ban all black opposition organisations, forcing their leaders into exile or, like Nelson Mandela, imprisoning them for life on Robben Island.

Like most white Afrikaners, James Gregory regards blacks as inferior, lowerclass citizens, despite the fact that he grew up also speaking their tribal tongue on a farm in the Transkei. Due to his proficiency with the Xhosa language, he is the ideal choice to become the warder in charge of Nelson Mandela and his comrades at Robben Island. After all, by speaking their language, he can spy on them without them ever knowing it. However the plan ultimately backfires. With Mandela’s influence, Gregory slowly becomes aware of the injustices and crimes of his own people. Despite everything he was taught to believe about the blacks and even his wife’s pleas for him to stay away from their cause, Gregory’s allegiance gradually shifts from the racist government to the struggle for a free South Africa.

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Bille August
Screenplay:Greg Latter, Bille August
Director of photography:Robert Fraisse
Editing:Hervé Schneid
Music:Dario Marianelli, Johnny Clegg
  
Cast: 
Joseph FiennesJames Gregory
Dennis HaysbertNelson Mandela
Diane KrugerGloria Gregory
Shiloh HendersonBrent Gregory
Tyron KeoghBrent Gregory
Megan SmithNatasha Gregory
Jessica ManuelNatasha Gregory
Faith NdukwanaWinnie Mandela
Terry PhetoZindzi Mandela
Lesley MongeziWalter Sisulu
Zingi MtuzulaRaymond Mhlaba
Mehboob BawaAhmed Kathadra
Shakes MyekoAndrew Mlangeni
Sizwe MsutuCyril Ramaphosa
Khaya SityoJonas Motsadi
Patrick LysterMaj Pieter Jordaan
Warrick GrierVann Niekerk
Clive FoxColonel Piet Barnard
  
Production company:Banana Films (Brüssel), Arsam International (Paris), X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Jean-Luc Van Damme, Ilann Girard, Andro Steinborn

All Credits

Director:Bille August
Screenplay:Greg Latter, Bille August
Adaptation:Greg Latter
Director of photography:Robert Fraisse
Production design:Tom Hannam
Make-up artist:Pia Cornelius
Costume design:Diana Cilliers
Editing:Hervé Schneid
Sound:Dirk Bombey
Casting:Billy Hopkins, Paul Schnee, Moonyeenn Lee
Music:Dario Marianelli, Johnny Clegg
  
Cast: 
Joseph FiennesJames Gregory
Dennis HaysbertNelson Mandela
Diane KrugerGloria Gregory
Shiloh HendersonBrent Gregory
Tyron KeoghBrent Gregory
Megan SmithNatasha Gregory
Jessica ManuelNatasha Gregory
Faith NdukwanaWinnie Mandela
Terry PhetoZindzi Mandela
Lesley MongeziWalter Sisulu
Zingi MtuzulaRaymond Mhlaba
Mehboob BawaAhmed Kathadra
Shakes MyekoAndrew Mlangeni
Sizwe MsutuCyril Ramaphosa
Khaya SityoJonas Motsadi
Patrick LysterMaj Pieter Jordaan
Warrick GrierVann Niekerk
Clive FoxColonel Piet Barnard
  
Production company:Banana Films (Brüssel), Arsam International (Paris), X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Fonema S.p.A. (Rom), Future Films Ltd. (London), Marmont Film Production (Brüssel), Film Afrika (Kapstadt)
in association with:Thema Production (Luxemburg), Istituto Luce S.p.A. (Rom)
Producer:Jean-Luc Van Damme, Ilann Girard, Andro Steinborn
Co-Producer:David Wicht, Stephen Margolis, Roberto Cipullo, Gherardo Pagliei
Executive producer:Kami Naghdi, Michael Dounaev, Jimmy de Brabant, Kwesi Dickson
Line producer:Dianne Beatty
Unit production manager:Natalie Rademeyer
Shoot:05.2006-06.2006: Kapstadt und Umgebung [44 Drehtage]
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:3245 m, 118 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 15.03.2007, 109455, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.04.2007

Titles

Originaltitel (DE FR BE GB IT ZA) Goodbye Bafana

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Original

Length:3245 m, 118 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 15.03.2007, 109455, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.04.2007
 

Awards

FBW 2007
Prädikat: wertvoll
 
IFF Berlin 2007
Friedensfilmpreis
 

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